Gutenberg + Themes: Week of November 15th, 2021

Hello! This is the 73rd weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc.

As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated. 

Active Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Revise folder structure on themes made with blocks #36548
  • Themes: The block_editor_settings_all filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. does not get applied everywhere #36595
  • Themes: Unable to remove blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-templates support using remove_theme_support #36396
  • Themes: Update the block theme folders to templates and parts #36647
  • FSEFSE Short for Full Site Editing, a project for the Gutenberg plugin and the editor where a full page layout is created using only blocks.: Templates list screen – Adding duplicate to 3 dot menu. #36665
  • FSE: Templates and Template Parts screens – add Published date. #36664
  • FSE: Adding a shortcut to W icon to open and close the WP left menu area. #36660
  • FSE: Templates WP left menu area – Do not close menu area when selecting Site or Styles #36659
  • FSE: WP Menu area – Adjust < Dashboard text to 14px font. #36658
  • FSE: Templates list screen – make the screen thinner and add truncation to site title. #36657
  • FSE: Block Template creation is using empty content instead of the appropiate fallback #36648
  • FSE: Replace “Template Parts” list with area-based alternative #36613
  • FSE: Mark templates that are used for key pages #36612
  • FSE: Add “clear customizations” action to templates list #36611
  • FSE: Templates list screen overview #36597
  • FSE: ​​The block_editor_settings_all filter does not get applied everywhere #36595
  • FSE: Site Editor: templates available in sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. is limited to 10 in total #36563
  • FSE: Click to ->Editor (BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.) or ->Styles nothing happens #36482
  • FSE: 404 Error on a preloaded route when creating a new template part. #36438
  • FSE: Site Editor: Add global styles to export file #36619
  • GS: Iterations on the user global styles endpoint. #36644
  • GS: Make Blocks section more distinguishable #36569
  • GS: Global Styles panel: Add elements support to “Typography” section #36546
  • GS: Add Welcome Guide to Styles More Menu #36544
  • GS: Color palette: Design updates #36543
  • GS: Open the color picker to the left of the sidebar #36542
  • GS: enable the ability to edit gradient & duotone palettes #36541
  • GS: Per Block list styles affect all list blocks #36539
  • GS: Fix confusing ellipsis menu for the Custom Color Palette feature #36519
  • GS: Add nudge to include name for Custom Color Palette #36473
  • GS: Make user able to change all color palette origins #36674
  • GS: Update global styles public APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. #36610
  • GS: Add caching to WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver_Gutenberg::get_user_data_from_custom_post_type() #36584
  • DT: Border color: only shows a single palette #36641
  • DT: Users should be able to add a custom gradient when the default gradients are disabled #36640
  • DT: Font size: design updates #36545
  • DT: Color palette: Design updates #36543
  • DT: Global Styles: Open the color picker to the left of the sidebar #36542
  • DT: Font Size Picker: Remove hints and allow non-integers #36636
  • DT: Cover: move BoxControlVisualizer in the markup to make it visible #36635
  • DT: Post Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.: Move width and height controls into the Dimensions panel via SlotFill #36540
  • Themes: Allow themes to provide alternate color palettes #36304
  • Themes: theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML.: add appearanceTools flag to opt-in into appearance UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. controls #36646
  • Themes: Template Editing: Templates do not recognize theme template parts without a theme attribute #36124
  • Themes: Themes should be able to provide default template for Template Editing via theme.json #36086
  • Themes: Alternative approach to the layout outer padding #36214
  • FSE: Color naming conflict for theme variables #36360
  • FSE: Post Template returns empty string when no results found #36224
  • GS: Gutenberg 11.9: Not possible to filter the global style settings anymore #36330
  • GS: Add automated coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks documentation #36183
  • GS: The margin added at the top level styles (for body) in theme.json is override by a margin added from gutenberg #36147
  • GS: Account for upcoming changes in styles metadata in WordPress 5.9 #36327
  • GS: LineHeightControl: Use __unstableSize prop in Typography panel #36196
  • DT: Duotone: Caching breaks duotones set through theme.json #36208


  • Themes: Ability to remove / override “Core” color palette #36407
  • Themes: Navigation preservation plan #36087
  • FSE: Add templates list page for site editor #36379
  • GS: Replace get_theme_file_path in theme_has_support #36398
  • GS: theme.json: adds a setting property that enables some other ones #36246
  • DT: Post Comments Form: ensure typography styles are applied to child elements #36188

Overview Issues

  • Default Theme (Twenty Twenty Two): Overview of Gutenberg issues: #75
  • GS: The Global Styles Interface #34574  
  • FSE: Post Comments LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. Block: Tracking issue #34994 
  • FSE: Site Editing block placeholders #35501
  • DT: Typography Tools: Tracking defaults for blocks #35604
  • Tracking: ToolsPanel Follow Ups #36165 

General Resources:

Please comment if there’s something you’d like to highlight 🙂

Abbreviation key:

DT: Design Tools

FSE: Full Site Editing

GS: Global Styles